the truth

NOW RUNNING: 17 – 20 March 2021

The Easter story has been spreading around the globe for two millennia, but how did it spread around Jerusalem on the day of the crucifixion?  The Judean Grapevine would have been alive, with word spreading from person to person.  He said “this”, she said “that”. 

What if events could have been covered in the same way they would be today – with 24 hour rolling news, on the spot roving reporters and social media? 

Our cast members have developed characters who were in some way witness to the events of Holy Week, and “The Imperial News Network” is on the case. 

At around the time the body of Jesus is being lowered from the cross, our reporter Maximus Aurelius Gracus is inviting these characters to a secret “Zoom” meeting for a special Passover edition of the weekly documentary news program “The Truth” and is preparing to interview key players in the week’s events.  The authorities do not want this media attention, and the location of the guests is a secret…

MEN SHOULD WEEP

NOW RUNNING: 17 – 20 March 2021

Please note: This play has been postponed until next March.

An extraordinarily moving play of women surviving in the east end of Glasgow in the 1930s. It finds the lives of Maggie, her family and her neighbours not only all the tragedy of appalling housing, massive unemployment and grinding poverty can produce but also a rich vein of comedy – the sense of the ridiculous and the need for a good laugh.

BUNKERED

26 – 29  May 2021, Churchill Theatre, Morningside

Please note: This play has been postponed until next year.

Somewhere near the coast of Britain is a Naval Intelligence Cold War Bunker, manned by four naval personnel nearing retirement. Only, as far as the Royal Navy is concerned, the bunker was decommissioned in 1991 and the staff were made redundant… except, somehow, they all slipped through the net and continued to receive monthly paycheques from the Ministry of Defence computer system.

Peter, a Chief Petty Officer with a strong sense of responsibility, and the nearest to retirement age, decides to bring a friend in to bring all the equipment up to full working order. Imagine the alarm at Naval headquarters when they start getting signals from what they thought was a defunct facility! Time to call in the Marines! With, of course, hilarious consequences…

THE DEIL'S AWA

August 2021

Please note: This play has been postponed until next year.

A roistering Scots comedy of smugglers and highwaymen set in 1784 in the fishing village of Pittenweem, in the East Neuk of Fife. The play won Second Place in the S.C.D.A. Playwriting Competition and played for three laughter- packed weeks by EPT during the 1972 Edinburgh Festival. 

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